Boilermaker Report Card: Is Purdue’s Bench Making the Grade?

Posted by Scott Henry on December-6-2009 Add Comments

Coming into the season, the entire Big Ten knew that it had a tough task in stopping Purdue's talented starting lineup.  With three All-Big Ten performers and three others who are renowned for lockdown defense, the top of the Boiler lineup is justifiably feared throughout the conference.

The potential Achilles' heel for the Boilermakers has been their inexperienced bench.  Once Lewis Jackson went down with an injury and thrust Keaton Grant into the starting five, Purdue was left with no one on the bench who had played significant college minutes. 

How has the new crop of Baby Boilers fared through their first seven games?  A player-by-player analysis:


Freshman F-G Kelsey Barlow


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